It’s getting pretty late. Everything is nice and quiet. We had a small thunderstorm move through this evening but the timing was good. We had just finished cooking and were under the dining fly eating dinner. It didn’t last long which allowed us to clean our camp pretty good and get things organized.
Just before dinner, I talked to the boys and let them know that I was aware that some of them were missing their Mom’s an Dad’s, but there were a lot of people back home who were missing us! We heard earlier today that the boys back home are going on a camp out this weekend and they’re going to miss us. “But, who was missing ALL of us?” BILL!!! So, we decided that we would send Bill a video and let him know what we were up to.
I wanted to get this up tonight because we have a big day tomorrow. We hike up to the summit of Garden Ground Mountain. There are supposed to be pioneer type games at the top or something like that. They’re keeping it pretty quiet but we should have fun. It’s about a two and a half hour hike. We have to get up, eat and be ready to leave by 7am. I’ll definitely post some pictures of that as soon as I can. We have the opportunity to leave a piece of Troop 26 behind at the top of the mountain. All troops have been asked to bring a “rock” that symbolizes their home troop or council to lay around the fire ring. I went through Woodbadge and made a good friend at Benchmark Monument company on 11th street in Tulsa who has provided a 12″ x 6″ x 4″ rock for us. It is made from genuine Oklahoma Granite. He made one for each troop, A229 and C117. They’re HEAVY! They each weigh at least 40 pounds, so we’ll have to figure out how to get them up to the top. We’re thinking of hiking it like the Olympic Torch where each member of the troop carries it for just a little while so they can each say they carried it to the top.
Today was our boys day to have their curriculum activities. These are the activities they chose before jamboree. They got to go to the front of the line and experience an extended version of the activity. I thought it would be nice to have the boys tell you about their experiences, rather than me, so here are a few of them to tell you about their day.